Tag Archives: Castles

Aerial Views: ‘Germany’ – Landmarks & Landscapes

Germany is a Western European country with a landscape of forests, rivers, mountain ranges and North Sea beaches. It has over 2 millennia of history. Berlin, its capital, is home to art and nightlife scenes, the Brandenburg Gate and many sites relating to WWII. Munich is known for its Oktoberfest and beer halls, including the 16th-century Hofbräuhaus. Frankfurt, with its skyscrapers, houses the European Central Bank. 

Tilt-Shift Views: ‘Romania – Cities & Castles’ (4K Video)

Romania is an amazing county in Eastern Europe. Even with Transylvania being over-mystified, it is probably one of the most underrated travel destinations in Europe offering everything from amazing landscapes, beautiful mountains, vibrant cities, mediveal castles and more mediveal castles 😉 and lovely people. Find out in 4 amazing minutes minutes, why Romania should definitely be on your bucket list in case this pandemic should ever be over someday.

A seperate episode from the Danube Delta will follow shortly. 00:01​ Breb, Maramures

Video Timeline: 00:07​ Mocăniță railway, Maramures 00:29​ Village Maramures 00:39​ Merry Cemetery, Săpânța, Maramures 00:47​ Peri-Săpânţa Monastery, Wooden Churches, Maramures 00:58​ Bârsana Monastery, Wooden Churches, Maramures 01:09​ Brașov, Transylvania 01:27​ Sighișoara,Transylvania 01:44​ Sibiu,Transylvania 01:51​ Fortified Evangelical Church Harman, Transylvania 01:57​ Fortified Church Prejmer, Transylvania 02:01​ Râșnov Fortress, Transylvania 02:04​ Castelul Corvinilor (Corvins’ Castle) 02:07​ Făgăraș Fortress 02:08​ Bran Castle – The tourist trap “Dracula Castle” near Brasov, Transylvania 02:15​ Poenari Citadel – “The real Dracula Castle” in Transylvania 02:20​ Castelul Peles (Peles castle) in Transylvania 02:23​ Iași 02:27​ Saltmine Salina Turda 02:35​ Apuseni Mountains Transylvania 02:41​ Bucegi Natural Park 02:47​ Rimetea, Apuseni Mountains Transylvania 02:58​ Runc, Apuseni Mountains Transylvania 03:08​ Transfăgărășan Mountain Road 03:35​ Vidraru Dam 03:56​ Făgăraș 03:59​ Iași 04:10​ Bucharest

Walks: ‘Carcassonne Castle’ In France (Video)

Carcassonne, town, capital of Aude départementOccitanie region, southwestern France, southeast of Toulouse, near the eastward bend of the Aude River, which divides the city into two towns, the Ville Basse and the Cité. The Cité has the finest remains of medieval fortifications in Europe.

On the summit of an isolated hill rearing abruptly on the Aude’s right bank, the site of the Cité was occupied as early as the 5th century  BCE by the Iberians, then by Gallo-Romans. The inner rampart was built in 485 CE, when Euric I was king of the Visigoths. Clovis failed to take it in 508, though Muslim invaders succeeded in 728, as did Pippin III the Short in 752.

Views: ‘Scotland’ – Cities, Castles & Landscape (4K)

Scotland  is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. Covering the northern third of the island of Great Britain, mainland Scotland has a 96-mile (154 km) border with England to the southeast and is otherwise surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean to the north and west, the North Sea to the northeast and the Irish Sea to the south. There are also more than 790 islands; principally in the archipelagos of the Hebrides and the Northern Isles. Most of the population, including the capital Edinburgh, is concentrated in the Central Belt – the plain between the Scottish Highlands and the Southern Uplands – in the Scottish Lowlands.

Aerial Travel: ‘Cities, Landscape & Landmarks Of Germany’ (8K Video)

Germany is a Western European country with a landscape of forests, rivers, mountain ranges and North Sea beaches. It has over 2 millennia of history. Berlin, its capital, is home to art and nightlife scenes, the Brandenburg Gate and many sites relating to WWII. Munich is known for its Oktoberfest and beer halls, including the 16th-century Hofbräuhaus. Frankfurt, with its skyscrapers, houses the European Central Bank.

History & Architecture: ‘Neuschwanstein Castle – Mad King Ludwig II And His Bavarian Fairy Tale’ (Video)

Neuschwanstein Castle is said to have inspired Walt Disney. This is the untold story of the Bavarian castle, which attracts 1.5 million visitors a year, and is also known as the ‘castle of the fairy tale king.’ Just over 150 years ago, in 1869, construction of Neuschwanstein Castle began in Bavaria, Germany.

This documentary gives a behind-the-scenes view of the famous building, which is said to have inspired the Disney castle. Neuschwanstein was commissioned by Ludwig II of Bavaria, a man known also as the Swan King or the Fairy Tale King, but also as Mad King Ludwig. Ludwig II did not enjoy reigning. He dreamt of a life surrounded by nature, was an ardent fan of Wagner, and loved mythical imagery. Neuschwanstein Castle was his dream realized in stone. But it was also a withdrawal from his duties as head of state.

And the more Ludwig II hid away in his dream castle, the more he angered his ministers. They saw his artistic and architectural projects as overly extravagant. Eventually, this ‘overindulgence’ was used as grounds to declare him insane. He was interned in 1886. Just days later, he drowned in Lake Starnberg under mysterious circumstances, together with the psychiatrist who had certified him insane. Six weeks after the death of Ludwig II of Bavaria, the castle was opened to visitors.

The decision was also an effort to convince the public that the king had been ‘mad,’ and many came to see the castle. Then came the World Wars and Neuschwanstein was briefly forgotten by the public. During the Third Reich, Nazis misused it to store looted art. But the castle survived the wars unscathed. After the end of World War II, U.S. troops reached the castle. Before long, it had become a favorite among GIs stationed in Germany, and Neuschwanstein was once again a much-loved tourist attraction. Today, it’s a tourist phenomenon. This documentary offers a behind-the-scenes view of Neuschwanstein, a place that continues to cast its spell on those who visit, as the legend of King Ludwig II of Bavaria lives on.

Castle Tour: ‘Monte Isola’ On Lake Iseo, Italy (Video)

On the biggest isle of Lake Iseo, Monte Isola, 13th-century medieval castle. The property enjoys an exceptional view over the lake and the Isle of San Paolo and offers a total of 6 bedrooms (two of which inside the tower), 4 bathrooms and a 5,500-sqm park. The building has been restored a last time in 1964 and is in need of restoration: by completing these works one could establish a boutique hotel or a location for events and weddings.

Lake Iseo or Iseo lake, also known as Sebino, is the fourth largest lake in Lombardy, Italy, fed by the Oglio river. It is in the north of the country in the Val Camonica area, near the cities of Brescia and Bergamo. The lake is almost equally divided between the Provinces of Bergamo and Brescia.

Aerial Travel & History: The ‘Medieval Castles Of Wales’ (Smithsonian Video)

Wales has no shortage of magnificent castles – from the impenetrable stronghold of Harlech Castle, to the fierce fortifications of Carnarvon. Wales boasts a series of castles known as the Iron Ring, built as part of Edward I’s determination to stamp his authority over the tribes of Wales.

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Travel Tours: ‘Miramare Castle’ In Trieste, Italy

Miramare Castle is a 19th-century castle direct on the Gulf of Trieste between Barcola and Grignano in Trieste, northeastern Italy. It was built from 1856 to 1860 for Austrian Archduke Ferdinand Maximilian and his wife, Charlotte of Belgium, later Emperor Maximilian I and Empress Carlota of Mexico, based on a design by Carl Junker.

The castle’s grounds include an extensive cliff and seashore park of 22 hectares (54 acres) designed by the archduke. The grounds were completely re-landscaped to feature numerous tropical species of trees and plants.